Discover

Highlands

Peaks in the Highlands

Photo: Paul77

Our Tour recommendations are based on thousands of activities completed by other people on komoot.

Learn More
Whether for the view or for the challenge, climbing the mountainous peaks in the Highlands is the best way to experience more of this beautiful region. But with 20 to choose from, it can be tough to know which peak to proceed with. That’s why we’ve collected the best peaks and summits in the Highlands for you here — so you can easily add one to your next adventure.

The top 20 peaks in the Highlands

    © OSM
    1

    Ben Nevis

    Hiking Highlight

    The highest mountain in Britain at 4,413 feet (1,345 m), Ben Nevis is a popular objective for hikers and climbers alike.

    An estimated 75,000 people ascend via the straightforward, zigzagging …

    © OSM
    2

    Cairn Gorm

    Hiking Highlight

    Cairn Gorm is one of the most iconic mountains in Scotland. While it might not be the tallest at 4,085 feet (1,245 metres) tall, it is the namesake of this …

  • Sign Up To Discover Places Like This

    Get recommendations on the best single tracks, peaks, & plenty of other exciting outdoor places.

  • © OSM
    3

    Stac Pollaidh

    Hiking Highlight

    Character: Short and crisp hike to Stac Pollaidh, one of the country's most spectacular lookout hills.
    Route: From the parking lot, head for the newly rising path to the north …

    translated byView Original
    © OSM
    4

    Càrn Mòr Dearg

    Hiking Highlight

    Càrn Mòr Dearg is a 4,000-foot (1,220 m) Munro in the Scottish Highlands. It is often climbed alongside Ben Nevis. The ridge that links the two Munros is the CMD …

    © OSM
    5

    Blà Bheinn

    Hiking Highlight

    The view and the climb up to Blà Bheinn are exceptional. The ascent from the west starts pretty harmless, then leads over a ridge to the first lower summit at …

    Tip by
    Carola K.
    © OSM
    6

    Ben Wyvis

    Hiking Highlight

    Ben Wyvis, an isolated Munro mountain in the north of Scotland. We followed the main path up from the west which leads you through the Ben Wyvis National Nature Reserve.

    © OSM
    7

    Suilven

    Hiking Highlight

    For sure footed hikers with good fitness level. Avoid in bad weather

    Tip by
    Nicole P
    © OSM
    8

    Beinn Alligin

    Hiking Highlight

    Charismatic and imposing, Beinn Alligin is the most westerly of the Torridon giants. Its views to nearby Liathach and distant An Teallach will tempt you to linger on the tops …

    © OSM
    9

    Ben Hope

    Hiking Highlight

    Most travel long distances to reach the foot of the most northerly Munro, buoyed by the promise of magical coastal views of the Orkney Islands. Climb the broad south ridge, …

    © OSM
    10

    Braeriach

    Hiking Highlight

    Britain’s third highest mountain, Braeriach is a vast, remote Cairngorms colossus. Difficult to reach from any direction, guarded by abrupt cliffs and enclosed by stunning corries, Braeriach is always a …

    © OSM
    11

    Stob Dearg

    Hiking Highlight

    Star of a million postcards, Buachaille Etive Mor is the sentinel of Glen Coe: an iconic peak with a handsome pyramidal profile. Its domineering mass of knobbly outcrops and precipitous …

    © OSM
    12

    Carn na Caim

    Hiking Highlight

    Often climbed alongside A' Bhuidheanach Bheag, this Munro mountain is considered one of the easier Munro bagging outings. Rolling hills make for a pleasant ascent from the Drumochter Pass.

    © OSM
    13

    Bynack More

    Hiking Highlight

    Bynack More is a 1,090m Munro mountain in the Scottish Highlands. We approached it in September 2019 from the northeastern shores of Loch Avon, after descending Beinn Mheadhoin. Bynack More …

    © OSM
    14

    Sgorr nam Fiannaidh

    Hiking Highlight

    Sgorr nam Fiannaidh is the western of the two Munro summits on the infamous Aonach Eagach, above Glencoe. As the ridge is usually tackled from east to west, arriving at …

    © OSM
    15

    Spidean a' Choire Leith

    Hiking Highlight

    ‘The Grey One’ is regarded by mountain connoisseurs as amongst the finest on mainland Britain. It’s an opinion that’s hard to argue with. An 8km writhing mass of striated Torridonian …

    © OSM
    16

    Ben Nevis

    Mountaineering Highlight

    With its 1,344 metres, Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles and a popular attraction. The easiest route to the summit is the Pony Track, also known as Mountain Path, and starts at Achintee.

    Tip by
    Daniela
    © OSM
    17

    Am Bodach

    Hiking Highlight

    Am Bodach is the bulky Munro peak at the centre of the classic Ring of Steall. It is most easily accessed from Kinlochleven, the village its muscular southern flanks dominate. …

    © OSM
    18

    Meall Dearg

    Hiking Highlight

    For most, Meall Dearg is the first of the two Munros that are linked by the knife edge ridge of the Aonach Eagach (as most traverse the ridge from east …

    © OSM
    19

    Coire an t-Sneachda

    Hiking Highlight

    Coire an t-Sneachda is one of the most accessible mountain corrie in Britain due to nearby ski station car park and a well-maintained path. The corrie itself boasts grandiose cliffs which are covered by snow for much of the year.

    © OSM
    20

    Nestled in Britain’s oldest National Nature Reserve, Beinn Eighe is the third of the great Torridonian giants: an immensely rocky mountain capped by grey-white quartzite. Consisting of two Munro summits, …

Map of the Top 20 peaks in the Highlands

loading

Popular around Highlands

Weather Forecast around Highlands

Discover

Highlands